Classroom Activities

Here you can find suggested Earth science related activities. Most are categorized based on the Next Generation Science Standards, and the earlier National Science Education Standards. Activities are also marked with an appropriate grade level. These Earth science activities are fun and educational. To access these activities, click on the activity name in the chart below.

Find additional activities in our Earth Science Week Activity Calendar and Teacher Learning Activity Manuals.

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Titlesort descending Grade Level Tags
Earth’s Magnetic Field 4-12 activity, magnet, oceans, map
Energy and Population 6-12 activity, energy
Energy Efficiency 6-12 activity, energy, natural resources
Engineer a Satellite 6-12 activity, engineering, space, weather, climate
Enliven Data With Art 4-12 activity, data, art, nature, Earth science
Erosion in a Bottle 6-12 activity, materials, soil, erosion, water
Exploring 'Wild' Places with GIS 6-12 activity, gis
Exploring Caves K-3 activity, dynamic planet, water
Exploring Change with GIS 6-12 activity, gis, climate
Exploring Climate Change with GIS 6-12 activity, climate
Exploring Color Maps 5-12 activity, climate
Exploring Energy with GIS 5-12 activity, natural resources, gis
Exploring for Petroleum - Modeling an Oil Reserve 6-12 activity, energy, natural resources, dynamic planet
Exploring Geoheritage From Space 5-9 activity, space, geoheritage, earth, precipitation, temperature, volcano
Exploring Geoheritage Through EarthCaching 3-12 activity, geoheritage, gps, volcano
Exploring Porosity 5-12 activity, rocks, materials, minerals
Exploring Your Community 3-8 activity, weather, environment, climate change, hazards
Eye of the Storm 8-12 activity, maps, storms, rainfall, satellite
Find Your Park 4-12 activity, park, geology, erosion
Finding Slope 6-12 activity, soil, landforms
Flood! 5-12 activity, natural hazards, weather
Food Source 6-10 activity, natural resources
Fossil Formation 3-8 activity, fossils
Freddy the Fish 3-8 activity, oceans
Frozen Power 3-8 activity, materials, water, glaciers